Dr. Glen Bowen Discusses Mohs Surgery on KTVX's "Good Things Utah"
Named after the physician who developed this technique, Frederic E. Mohs, Mohs micrographic surgery is the most effective treatment for skin cancer available today. It has the highest success rate of all treatments for skin cancer--up to 99% complete cure rates. It is the treatment of choice for cancers of the face and other sensitive areas. Physicians use a microscopic surgical procedure to trace the edges of the cancer and ensure complete removal of all tumors down to the roots. It is an outpatient procedure.
A Mohs surgeon is specially trained in surgery, pathology, and reconstruction and will have completed a one-to two-year fellowship training (in addition to a three-year dermatology residency). Patients can verify their physician has undergone the additional training by visiting the American College of Mohs Surgery web site at www.mohscollege.org. University of Utah Health Care's Mohs Surgery Program has four fellowship trained Mohs surgeons. For more information, visit Mohs Surgery.